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Tipton: It’s About Getting People back to Work

PRESS RELEASE November 22, 2011

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) has been on a tour through the Third District this week that has included a job fair, a manufacturing business roundtable event, tours of businesses where he met with employees, and five town hall meetings.

Tipton teamed up with the Pueblo Workforce Center to host the “Pueblo is Open for Business” job fair, and manufacturing business roundtable. The job fair featured major employers including EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel Mills, Vestas, Bechtel/URS, the Southern Delivery Service Water Pipeline Project, Parkview Medical Center, Receivable Management Services and the Colorado Department of Corrections.

“The most important thing that my office can do for the people in my district is to help the unemployed get back to work, and that starts by improving the economic climate,” Tipton said. “Government doesn’t create jobs, but unfortunately, it often stands in the way of the businesses and employers that do. Today, I had a conversation with some of Pueblo’s top employers about the regulations that are impacting the manufacturing industry. Like many business people across the country, they told me an unpredictable regulatory environment is adding to the challenges already posed by a down economy. Businesses need certainty to expand, invest, and create new jobs.”

The business roundtable with the manufacturing community in Southern Colorado focused around discussion about the regulations that impact this important industry.

Tipton said, “I heard directly today about the toll regulation is taking on business in Pueblo. Until Washington can get a handle on the endless regulation and red tape that is continually being piled on businesses; uncertainty will remain, and high unemployment will linger. I am working in Washington to repeal onerous and duplicative regulations, and continuing the fight to get government out of the way so that businesses can do what they do best—create jobs.”

In addition to the job fair and business roundtable in Pueblo, Tipton held five town hall meetings this week in Montrose (2), Delta, Paonia and Hotchkiss. Tipton also toured the Vestas plant and the AT&T call center in Pueblo where he met with employees.

“I had the opportunity to speak with many constituents this week at town hall meetings and at the businesses I toured,” Tipton said. “The concern I heard from many constituents was over what could be done about the out of control government spending. Government must live within its means, just like the American people do every day. Making substantial spending cuts and eliminating unnecessary and duplicative regulations would go a long way toward restoring fiscal responsibility.”

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